Ducati 1299 Panigale (2014-2019, including S and R) Maintenance Schedule

The Ducati 1299 Panigale maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

The Ducati 1299 Panigale was an update to the Ducati 1199 Panigale. Like the 1199, the 1299 still has chain driven cams, and a fairly wide service interval between times when you have to check the valves.

The 1299 Panigale has a 1285cc engine that’s tuned for an incredible 153 kW (205 hp). Obviously, you need rider aids to put all that to the ground (well, I do), so the 1299 comes equipped with traction control, cornering ABS, and the new engine brake control (EBC) which optimises vehicle stability under extreme turning conditions.

The 1299 Panigale, released in 2014 and produced through 2018 (after which it was replaced by the Panigale V4), was also released in S and R versions, as well as the stunning 2017 Anniversario, pictured above. There was also a 1299 Panigale Final Edition also up to model year 2018.

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Ducati 1299 Panigale Service Intervals

Overall, the Ducati 1299 Panigale (including S and R models) has 7500 mile / 12000 km or annual service intervals. At every service, change the oil and filter, and do a series of checks on the safety, suspension, and drivetrain systems.

The major “Desmo” service for the Ducati 1299 Panigale is every 15000 miles or 24000 km. That’s when you change the plugs and air filter, and check the valve clearances.

Luckily, Ducati moved to a chain timing system for the 1199 Panigale (including the 1299 Panigale, and even its contemporary the 959 Panigale), improving on the belt timing system from earlier pre-Panigale models because the belts don’t wear as much. Ducati mandates a 30000 mile / 48000 km inspection interval for the timing chain.

Beside that, regularly change the coolant, brake fluid, and clutch fluid.

Maintaining the Ducati 1299 Panigale

Firstly, make sure you equip yourself with the right tools.

Whenever maintaining a Ducati with a single-sided swingarm, you need at least

  • A motorcycle stand suitable for a single sided swingarm (although I prefer a regular paddock stand with a heavy bar through the middle — it’s more stable)
  • A special Ducati eccentric spanner to adjust the chain tension on the “eccentric hub”

Aside from that, you may need general motorcycle maintenance tools, and then the following things to replace.

PartDucati 1299 Panigale Spec
Engine oilDucati recommends Shell Advance Ultra 15W-50 motorcycle oil for all its motorcycles, or alternatively “motorcycle engine oil having the same degree SAE 15W-50 and meeting the following specifications JASO: MA2 and API: SM”. You need 3.4L for a complete oil change. It’s hard to find and expensive so people suggest Mobil 1 Synthetic 15W-40.
Ducati viscosity table
Oil filterGenuine Ducati part is 44440312B the Ducati Panigale motorcycles. You can also use a HifloFiltro HF159 oil filter.
Brake fluid, Clutch fluidDucati recommends Shell Advance DOT 4, but that’s quite hard to find, so Castrol DOT 4 Synthetic is a high-quality alternative.
CoolantDucati recommends Shell Advance Coolant or a 35-40% mix of Glycoshell, a Nitrite, Amine, and Phosphate-free coolant. There are various other coolants that may fit the bill, depending on your application (anything from sitting in a living room, where a permanent antifreeze is best, through to racing every day, where many prefer water + anti-corrosion inhibitors)
Timing beltCongratulations, your Ducati 1299 Panigale has a timing CHAIN! No belt to replace.
Front brake padsOEM part number for the front pads is 61340961A (for one pair). You can also use EBC FA447HH for more bite and less fade as you apply pressure.
Rear brake padsOEM part number for the rear pads is 61340381A. You can also use EBC FA266HH for more bite and less fade as you apply pressure.
Air filterAir filter part number is 42610491A. You can also use K&N part DU-1112.
Spark plugsNGK code MAR9A-J. Note they’re sold individually.
Consumables for Ducati 1299 Panigale

Regular maintenance for the Ducati 1299 Panigale

This is maintenance that you can do yourself (though the manual says you need a dealer to do it).

Every 1 000 km / 600 miles OR 6 months (whichever comes earlier), perform the following maintenance:

Regular maintenance for the Ducati 1299 Panigale
Check engine oil level
Check brake fluid level
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication. If necessary, contact your dealer
to adjust components.
Check chain and sprocket for wear. If necessary, contact your dealer to replace components.
Check brake pads. Replace if necessary.
Regular maintenance for the Ducati 1299 Panigale

Ducati 1299 Panigale Maintenance Schedule Table

This maintenance schedule is in the same format as in the manual, though altered to fit this screen.

This scheduled maintenance chart is designed for road use of the 1299 Panigale. If you use it on the track, even if not racing, then the whole motorcycle is more stressed, and more regular maintenance might be needed.


  • The below maintenance table has distances and times. Conduct the service when you get to the earlier of the two.
  • The break-in service is omitted (that time has passed)
  • [D]: These items need dealer tools or resources
Km. x100012243648Time
mi. x1,0007.51522.530(months)
[D] Read the error memory with DDS 2.0 and check of Software version update on control units12
[D] Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns12
Change engine oil and filter 12
Change engine oil mesh filter assembly
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Visual check for wear of the chain timing system
Change spark plugs
Clean air filter
Change air filter
Check the proper tightening of the clutch cover and clutch protection cover bolts
Check the proper tightening of the oil sump bolts
Check brake and clutch fluid level 12
Change brake and clutch fluid 24
Check brake pads. Change, if necessary12
Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and brake disc flange screws12
Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening 12
Check wheel hub bearings
Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft
Check the cush drive damper on rear sprocket
Check the proper tightening of final drive front and rear sprocket nuts12
Check final drive chain sliders for wear 12
Check final drive chain tension and lubrication12
Check tightening of water-oil heat exchanger retaining screws
Check steering bearings and lubricate, if necessary 24
Change front fork fluid36
Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber seals12
Check for proper tightening of the frame-to-engine fasteners and swinging arm
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the side stand12
Visually check the fuel lines12
Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view12
Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls12
Change coolant 48
Check coolant level 12
Check electric fan operation 12
Check tyre pressure and wear 12
Check the battery charge level 12
Check idling 12
Check secondary air system operation
Check the operation of all electric safety devices (side stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine kill switch, gear/neutral sensor)12
Check the indicators and lighting12
Reset the Service indication through the DDS 2.0
Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices (ex. ABS and DTC)12
Softly clean the motorcycle12
[D] Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation (in Service Booklet)12
Ducati 1299 Panigale maintenance schedule table

About the Ducati 1299 Panigale

Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition 2018 tricolore
Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition 2018 tricolore

The Ducati 1299 Panigale is/was the last of the big V-twins before the Ducati Panigale V4 stole the limelight.

Ducati still makes twins of course, and that’s unlikely to change before they all die off in favour of electric motorcycles. Ducati’s current V-twin superbike is the Ducati Panigale V2, but that’s quite a different motorcycle.

The 1299 Panigale is, for those not familiar with the line, a Ducati superbike. It’s built for racing, but comes in various spec levels, depending on your actual appetite for the track (it’s ok to just have one to ride around your local mountains… or even to keep parked in your garage or living room!)

But the 1299 Panigale is unmistakably a race bike. It has a fairing, a stomping engine, and high footpegs and low clip-ons. It’s intended for going fast and leaning over hard.

The Ducati 1299 Panigale is based on a “Superquadro” 1285cc V-twin engine, the most powerful V-twin produced to that date by Ducati. The engine made a claimed 151 kW (202 bhp / 205 PS) at 10500 rpm, and an equally giant 145 Nm (107 ft-lb) of torque at 8750 rpm.

The 1299 Panigale continued the trend of adding technology to keep the power under check. It came equipped with an IMU that helped modulate power and braking depending on various factors, including lean angle, pitch, acceleration, and so on.

The Ducati 1299 Panigale also came with Ducati’s “engine brake control” (EBC)

The 1299 Panigale came in a number of different flavours, depending on your intended use, budget, and appetite for paying for a collector’s item.

The summary of the core differences between the Ducati 1299 Panigale, Panigale S, Panigale R, and Panigale R Final Edition are below.

Part1299 Panigale1299 Panigale S1299 Panigale R1299 Panigale R FE
Engine1285 cc1285 cc1198 cc
(World SBK regs)
1285 cc
(Superleggera internals)
Peak power (claimed)150.8 kW (205 PS) @ 10500 rpm150.8 kW (205 PS) @ 10500 rpm150.8 kW (205 PS) @ 11500 rpm (higher)154 kW (209 PS) @ 11000 rpm
Front forksMarocchi 50mmÖhlins NIX30 (semi-active)Öhlins NIX30 (mechanical)Öhlins NIX30 (mechanical)
Rear shockSachsÖhlins NIX30 (semi-active)Öhlins TTX36 (mechanical)Öhlins TTX36 (mechanical)
WheelsTri-Y cast alloyMarchesini Tri-W forged alloyMarchesini Tri-W forged alloyMarchesini Tri-W forged alloy
ExhaustStandard 2-1-2 systemAkrapovič titaniumAkrapovič titaniumAkrapovič titanium
Kerb weight190.5 kg (420 lb)190.5 kg (420 lb)184 kg (406 lb)190 kg (419 lb)
Comparing Ducati Panigale 1299, 1299 S, 1299 R, and 1299 R FE core tech specs

The above was sourced from Ducati’s website and press materials.

Ducati 1299 Panigale Owner’s Manual

The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual for the Ducati Panigale base model, S, and R for all model years, comparing them to observe any changes.

You can download the manuals for these Ducatis from the Ducati website here.

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